What is In Vitro Fertilization?

In infertile couples where women have blocked or absent fallopian tubes, or where men have low sperm counts, IVF offers a chance at parenthood of a “biologically related” child.

In IVF, eggs are surgically removed from the ovary and mixed with sperm outside the body in a Petri dish.  After about 40 hours, the eggs are examined to see if they have become fertilized by the sperm and are dividing into cells.  These fertilized eggs (embryos) are then placed in the women’s uterus, thus bypassing the fallopian tubes.

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Retirement Announcement from Dr. Ayers

I have enjoyed caring for your family and being a part of your fertility journey. I am retiring from the practice of Reproductive Endocrinology, my last day with Gago Center for Fertility will be on April 21st, 2019.

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When pregnant or trying to conceive, please avoid traveling to Zika Areas https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information